NG18 – The evolution continues

Following the record-breaking 2017 edition of Europe’s largest game industry conference, preparations for NG18 are now in full swing.

This year’s conference, 23-25 May, will build on the foundation established by the Nordic Game brand and the keywords “Knowledge, Emotion, Business” – but also expand and evolve in numerous ways, including:


Expect a world-class speaker program, with trending topics, inspiration and a range of new workshops and round-table discussions. More than 140 speakers will inform and entertain NG18 attendees in 100+ sessions over the three days. Want to meet the founder of MMO RPG legendary studio Turbine? Fancy some insights from the man in the middle of Steam/Valve? Interested in learning how to create and nurture a healthy studio culture? Do you yearn to know more about how to create tools to differentiate your game? The first 25 speakers have already been announced, and there’s much more to come, including new “impact” sessions and topics, with talks about serious and educational games, as well as games for change and diversity. Another exciting program addition will be a half-day audio track, hosted by Dolby.


As with previous editions of Nordic Game, one of the most valuable parts of the NG18 experience will be “intimacy”: the socialising, and the fun, only possible due to the incredible Nordic Game audience – consisting of game developers from all over the Nordic countries, and their peers from across Europe and around the globe. NG18 will feature loads of networking events and parties, as well as Discovery Day on Friday, 25 May, dedicated to experimental and artistic games, and created in cooperation with Copenhagen Game Collective.


The MeetToMatch business matchmaking system was a huge success story last May, with an incredible 2790 meetings held, cementing Nordic Game’s reputation as one of the world’s absolute hot-spots for games business. At NG18, this focus will also expand into the speaker program, with a new publisher-orientated business track as one of the new editions.

From Nordic to global

The Nordic Game conference is still very much the only annual gathering place for the entire Nordic games industry, and NG18 will be no exception. At the same time, outreach to the rest of the world will grow in 2018, with a range of new as well as returning country delegations exhibiting in the NG Expo. Also, the new Discovery Contest Finalist Expo on 23-25 May will be a great showcase to experience and meet with the best development talents from across Europe and the MENA region.

Become a NG18 partner!

Nordic Game would not exist without the tremendous support from our sponsors and partners. Many of them, such as MediaNet BerlinBrandenburg, Epic/Unreal 4, Dolby, Unity, Nordisk Film Games and Appodeal – to name a few – have already signed-up for NG18. But there’s always room for more! Please contact NG18 BD director Teddy Florea here for more info about the wealth of opportunities still available to put your brand in front of the entire Nordic developer community and their worldwide peers this May.

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